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Tour of Oman 2013

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February 11-16, 2013

February 11, Stage 1: Al Musannah - Sultan Qaboos University 162km

Tour of Oman: Kittel wins opening stage

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Cycling News
Published:
February 11, 2013, 12:22 GMT,
Updated:
February 13, 2013, 22:41 GMT

Argos Shimano rider takes race lead

Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) wins the opening stage at the Tour of Oman.

Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) wins the opening stage at the Tour of Oman.

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Marcel Kittel and his Argos-Shimano teammates celebrated with hugs and big smiles after the German sprinter won stage one of the Tour of Oman to give the team its first ever victory as a WorldTour squad.

The women's Argos-Shimano team was on fire at the Tour of Qatar but the men's team had struggled in the early season sprints, with Kittel struggling to be competitive in the sprints at the Tour Down Under.

He blew away any doubts about his 2013 sprinting prowess and any pressure to perform with an impressive sprint on the dead straight finishing run-in. He timed his surge perfectly, beating Davide Appollonio (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ). Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) was fourth, with Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) fifth on his season debut, despite his recent time in hospital and septic elbow problem. Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) was sixth.

Kittel pulled on the red race leader's jersey and also took the green points jersey and the white best young rider's jersey.

"It's the first victory of the season and I think it's very, very important. For me and for the team too," Kittel said after the celebrations.

"Sometimes the small things can make a big difference. We had problems in the Tour Down Under to find each other and today it was just amazing."

"I think the sprint was perfect for me, it was a long straight road at high speed. I'm really, really happy that it worked out. We had a good plan and we did a really good job in the finale and so I have to give a big thank you to my teammates. We're on a good way and I'm very happy about that."

"We said we wanted to go for the win today and the guys did a great job. We believed in the victory and I think that's the strongest team spirit you can have. I think we can relax and look forward to the next few days."

A steady first day in the saddle

The 162km stage was a pretty steady first day in the saddle for the Oman peloton. The atmosphere at the start in Al Musannah was relaxed and informal. Several teams had changed riders, with Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) joining many of their teammates who had ridden the Tour of Qatar. Evans and Contador posed for photographs on the start line but Wiggins opted to avoid the attention and rolled out at the back of the peloton.

The riders sat tight behind two race official cars in the neutralised section but the attacks began virtually from the drop of the flag, with Bobbie Traksel (Champion System) and Kohei Uchima (Japan) jumping away in search of glory.

They opened a 45-second gap in just two kilometres and had 2:30 after eight kilometres. They knew they would be able to pick up the time bonuses and mountain points and so pull on one of the first race leader's jersey. The peloton let them go, preferring to roll along as the race headed inland with Argos-Shimano and later Orica-GreenEdge leading the controlled chase.

The gap reached nine minutes at the top of the Ar Rustaq climb, with Traksel taking the points to secure the polka-dot jersey for Champion System. The Dutchman also won the first intermediate sprint after 65km and the second sprint after 126km. However the gap was falling steadily. Traksel sat up, his job done, but Uchima continued on, retaining a lead of a minute until the sprinter's team upped the speed and finally swept him up with 16km to go.

Lots of fresh legs in the peloton, a long straight finish and a slight cross wind could have caused problems but the sprint turned into a drag race, with a good lead out and pure power more important than sprint tactics. Bouhanni surged through the middle but it was too early and Kittel's white jersey and shorts emerged at just the right time to win.

The early season nerves and pressure to land Argos-Shimano's first win as a WorldTour team was suddenly over.

"Another hard day is coming up but that's tomorrow," Kittel said, knowing the finale of the stage includes two nasty little climbs near Muscat.

The 146km stage is from Fanja in Bidbid to Al Bustan, with the Al Jissah climb ending just five kilometres from finish line. The day's winner could be whoever proves to be the best descender of the race.

 

Full Results
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:04:59  
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
7 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
8 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling    
9 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
10 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
11 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
13 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
15 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
16 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
18 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
19 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
20 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
22 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
23 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
24 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura    
25 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
26 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
27 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
29 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
30 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
31 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
32 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
33 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan    
34 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ    
35 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
36 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
37 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
38 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
39 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
41 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
42 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
43 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
44 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
45 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
46 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
47 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
48 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
49 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling    
50 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
51 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
52 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
53 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
54 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
55 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
56 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
57 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
58 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
59 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
60 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
61 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
62 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
64 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
65 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling    
66 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
67 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
68 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
69 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
70 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
71 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
72 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
73 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
74 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
75 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
76 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
77 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
78 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
79 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan    
80 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
81 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
83 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
85 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
86 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
87 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
88 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
89 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
90 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
91 Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
92 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
93 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
94 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
95 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
96 Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan    
97 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
98 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
100 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan    
102 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
103 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
104 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
105 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
106 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
107 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
108 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
109 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
110 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
111 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
112 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
113 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
114 Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
115 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:13  
116 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:14  
117 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:17  
118 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:19  
119 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:24  
120 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
121 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
122 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
123 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
124 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
125 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
126 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
127 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
128 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
129 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:27  
130 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:35  
131 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:37  
132 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:38  
133 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:49  
134 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
135 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
136 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:56  
137 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:59  
138 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:21  
139 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00  
140 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha 0:00:00  
141 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00  
142 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00  
Sprint 1 - Tawi Al Sayh, 65km
1 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 2  
3 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 1  
Sprint 2 - Barka, 126km
1 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 2  
3 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 1  
Points - Sultan Qaboos University, 162km
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 15 pts
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 9  
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 7  
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
7 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 4  
8 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling 3  
9 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2  
10 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
Young riders
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:04:59  
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ    
4 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
5 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
6 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
7 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
8 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
9 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
10 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
11 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
12 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
13 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
14 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
15 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
16 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
17 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
18 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
19 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
20 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
21 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
22 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
23 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
25 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
26 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
27 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
28 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
29 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
30 Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan    
31 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
32 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
33 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
35 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:24  
36 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
37 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
38 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
39 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:27  
40 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:49  
41 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
42 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
43 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
Combativity
1 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
2 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan    
3 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
Teams
1 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 12:14:57  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 FDJ    
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
5 Team NetApp-Endura    
6 Astana Pro Team    
7 Katusha    
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 IAM Cycling    
10 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
11 Cannondale Pro Cycling    
12 RadioShack Leopard    
13 Japan    
14 Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
15 Sky Procycling    
16 Team Argos-Shimano    
17 BMC Racing Team    
18 Orica-GreenEdge    
General classification after stage 1
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:04:49  
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:04  
3 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
4 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:00:06  
5 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 0:00:09  
6 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
7 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 0:00:10  
8 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
10 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
11 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling    
12 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
13 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
14 Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
15 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
16 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
17 Russell Downing (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
18 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
19 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
20 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ    
21 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan    
22 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
23 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
25 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
26 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
27 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura    
28 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
29 Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
31 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ    
32 Marco Bandiera (Ita) IAM Cycling    
33 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
34 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
35 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
36 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Japan    
37 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
38 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
39 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
40 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
41 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
42 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
43 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
44 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
45 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
47 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
49 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
50 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling    
51 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
52 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
53 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
54 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
55 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
56 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling    
57 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
58 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ    
59 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
60 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
61 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
62 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
63 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
65 Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling    
66 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling    
67 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
68 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
69 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
70 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
71 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
72 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
73 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
74 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
75 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
76 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
77 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
78 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
79 Junya Sano (Jpn) Japan    
80 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
81 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
83 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
84 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling    
85 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
86 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
87 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
88 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ    
89 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
90 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
91 Jiao Pengda (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
92 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
93 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling    
94 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
95 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
96 Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan    
97 Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
98 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
99 Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
100 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan    
102 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
103 Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard    
104 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
105 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
106 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan    
107 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
108 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
109 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
110 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
111 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
112 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
113 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
114 Xu Gang (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
115 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
116 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha    
117 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
118 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
119 Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:23  
120 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:24  
121 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:27  
122 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:29  
123 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 0:00:34  
124 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
125 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
126 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
127 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
128 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
129 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
130 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
131 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
132 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
133 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:37  
134 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:45  
135 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:47  
136 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:48  
137 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 0:00:55  
138 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:59  
139 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano    
140 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:06  
141 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:09  
142 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:31  
Points classification
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 15 pts
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 9  
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 7  
5 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 6  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
7 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
8 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 4  
9 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 4  
10 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) IAM Cycling 3  
11 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2  
12 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 1  
13 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 1  
14 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
Young riders classification
1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 4:04:49  
2 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:04  
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ 0:00:06  
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:09  
5 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10  
6 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
7 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
8 Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
9 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
11 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
13 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
14 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
15 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha    
16 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard    
17 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
18 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
19 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
20 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ    
21 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
22 Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling    
23 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
24 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-GreenEdge    
25 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
26 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
27 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
28 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
29 Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
30 Tomohiro Kinoshita (Jpn) Japan    
31 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
32 Evan Huffman (USA) Astana Pro Team    
33 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
35 Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
36 Jang Chan Jae (Kor) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
37 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:34  
38 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
39 Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
40 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
41 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:37  
42 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 0:00:55  
43 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:59  
Combativity classification
1 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 9 pts
2 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan 6  
3 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ 1  
4 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 1  
5 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
Teams classification
1 Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 12:14:57  
2 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 FDJ    
4 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
5 Team NetApp-Endura    
6 Astana Pro Team    
7 Katusha    
8 AG2R La Mondiale    
9 IAM Cycling    
10 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
11 Cannondale Pro Cycling    
12 RadioShack Leopard    
13 Japan    
14 Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
15 Sky Procycling    
16 Team Argos-Shimano    
17 BMC Racing Team    
18 Orica-GreenEdge